Genzebe DIBABA

Genzebe DIBABA - Ethiopia - World 1500m champion in Beijing. Silver at 2016 Olympics.

Photo/Foto: George Herringshaw

Date: 25 August 2015

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    • DATE OF BIRTH
      Friday, 08 February 1991
    • PLACE OF BIRTH
      Bekiji, Ethiopia.
  • INTERNATIONAL
  • Ethiopia
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Genzebe DIBABA - Ethiopia - World 1500m champion in Beijing. Silver at 2016 Olympics.

Just months after breaking the world record for the 1500 metres Genzebe Dibaba completed

a double by taking the 1500m World  Championship in Beijing. She is pictured above crossing the

finish line ahead of Faith Chepngetich Kipyegon and Sifan Hassan - the European 1500m champion.

It was on 17th. July 2015 in Monaco, that Genzebe broke the 1500m world record with a time of 3:50:07.

It was her first  'outside' gold medal - having won the World Indoor 1500m titles in 2012 and 2014.



1.
 Genzebe
 DIBABA  ETH  4:08.09
2.
 Faith Chepngetich   KIPYEGON  KEN  4:08.96
3.  Sifan  HASSAN  NED  4:09.34
4.  Dawit  SEYAUM  ETH  4:10.26
5.  Laura  MUIR  GBR  4:11.48
6.  Abeba  AEGAWI  SWE  4:12.16
7.  Shannon  ROWBURY  USA  4:12.39
8.  Andelika  CICHOCKA  POL  4:13.22

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A happy Genzebe Dibaba with her gold medal. Wednesday August 26th.

2015 Photo G. Herringshaw. ©  Medals were presented the following day.

 

The following year she finished second in the 1500 metres final at the 2016

Olympic Games, losing the gold medal to Faith Chepngetich Kipyegon.


 

2016 Rio Olympic Games.

Women's 1,500 metres Final.


 1.  Faith Chepngetich Kipyegon  Kenya
 4:08.92
 2.  Genzebe Dibaba  Ethiopia  4:10.27
 3.  Jennifer Simpson  United States  4:10.53
 4.  Shannon Rowbury  United States  4:11.05
 5.  Sifan Hassan  Netherlands  4:11.23
 6.  Meraf Bahta  Sweden  4:12.59
 7.  Laura Muir  Great Britain  4:12.88
 8.  Dawit Seyaum  Ethiopia  4:13.14